Friday, April 29, 2011

BE NICE TO YOUR MOM SALE ! ! !

BE NICE TO YOUR MOM SALE

in my Etsy store !

25% off EVERTHING in store !

3 days only !

April 29-30 and May 1st !

Just use Code MAMAN25

Friday, April 22, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADEMOISELLE EARTH ! ! !

We keep on JUGGLING with our planet

as IF we had a COUPLE more

to replace this one

if it gets BROKEN ...

Careless

and

SO SURE of ourselves ...

There is only ONE planet EARTH ...

Once this one goes BAD,

there will not be another ONE

to replace it ...

With DAILY gestures,

show how much YOU care

about HER ....

Love AND peace

on EARTH !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Mademoiselle Gaïa !

Thursday, April 21, 2011

SURPRISE GOODIES ARE ... GOOD ! ! !

Whenever entering a store,

if I SPOT a vending machine

I JUST have to check the goodies

they SPIT OUT for 50 cents !

My son NO LONGER wants

to come shopping with ME,

he says he is ashamed

of his RETARDED mother ...

He he he ...

I REALLY splurged today

and got ALL these

FANTASTIC and COLORFUL

japanese-looking

mini ALIEN animals

for $3.00 !

I LOVE capsule toys !

And miss the GOOD OLD DAYS

when Cracker Jack popcorn boxes

would hide a REAL 3-D plastic toy INSIDE

instead

of the LAME paper stickers

you get NOW ...

Monday, April 18, 2011

REFUSED BY ONE, LOVE BY ANOTHER ...

MONDAY morning is

garbage/recycling DAY !

On my way to the village,

I had to STOP by a spilling-over-with-trash bin

BECAUSE my 6th scavenging SENSE

told me so ...

BINGO ! JACKPOT ! BULLSEYE !

A real TREASURE trove !

ARGHHHHH !

Look at this neat

TRIO of PIRATE cocktail glasses !

COLORS !

More, MORE colors !

Feeling brightness DEPRIVED

on this bleak GREY miserable day !

WABI-SABI ...

Quiet, UNDECLARED beauty in

IMPERFECTION

that waits patiently to be DISCOVERED ...

An old CHILDREN folding wooden chair ...

A pair of white AND black plastic die ...

A lovely seated PONDERING frog garden ornament ...

One's discarded

GOOD-FOR-NOTHING

possessions ...

Now mine,

ALL mine

to cherish AND enjoy ...

Friday, April 15, 2011

JUJUBES ...

Today is a WEIRD day ...

A no-gas-in-the-tank DAY ...

A might-as-well-walk backwards DAY ...

A what's-going-on DAY ...

A tiger-in-a-cage DAY...

A Wednesday-the-13 DAY ...

Spinning in CIRCLE in my studio

WHILE munching on JUJUBES ...

Blame it on the full PINK moon

OR

full EGG moon

OR

full GRASS moon

coming ...

TOTALLY weird DAY ...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

FEEL GOOD SPRING SALE ! ! !

FEEL GOOD SPRING SALE

IN MY

ETSY SHOP !

Buy 2 SMALL wood block prints

and

get one FREE !

choose ANY 4"x4", 4"x5" or 3"x6"

prints MOUNTED on wood !

TODAY and FRIDAY only !

April 14 and 15 !

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

THIS PLACE IS A ZOO ! ! !

The sun is OUT

and

the front door OPEN ...

I have been RIPPING plastic baby DOLLS apart

for an ART project this morning ...

One of them had a CHATTING box in her torso

and when you press it

it giggles AND cooes AND says Maman ...

The dogs are going CRAZY about it

so I have been TEASING them with it

and laughing my HEART out ...

Look who got CURIOUS about the noises ...

OUT girlz !

NO chicken allowed INSIDE !

Do YOU believe me

when I say my HOUSE is

a ZOO ?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

TWO ORIGINAL PAINTINGS FOR SALE ! ! !

HEART & BLUE BIRD ANGEL (6"x6") SOLD !

These two little original paintings

are up for grabs !

APRIL FISH ANGEL (6"x8")

Both are available

for immediate purchase

in my Etsy shop

and up for auction

at 99 CENTS only

on eBay ending Wednesday, April 13

Hope Spring has finally sprung

in your neck of the wood !

Thursday, April 7, 2011

BORING ! ! !

HOW can you LIVE in the countryside

and NOT be BORED ?

Don't you MISS the city ?

Aren't you SCARED

of living so SECLUDED in the wild ?

Don't you MISS the excitement of BIG towns ?

The PROXIMITY of other people ?

Don't you long for FANCY restaurants,

SPIFFY fashion boutiques

and

GLAMOUROUS nights at the theater ?

No, no, no, no, no, no, NO ...

Took the BACK trail in the village this morning

to get MILK at the grocery store

and met a FRIEND ...

Daily LIFE for a country GIRL

can be SO dull and MONOTONOUS ...

! ! !

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

BLUE HERE AND THERE ...

Enjoying lunch

OUTSIDE

under the SUN

for the FIRST time this year ...

In the tiny OLD cemetary close by ...

Wonderful SMELLS of cilantro,

jalapenos AND warm corn tortillas

mingering with the blue, BLUE sky ...

Transports me BACK in

time AND place ...

Enjoying lunch

in a SUNNY cemetary in MEXICO ...

Same appetizing food PERFUMES lingering

and

same HURT-YOUR-EYES blue, BLUE sky...

Chatting with DEPARTED strangers

about the BEAUTY of spring ...

Now AND then ...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

THE WHEEL KEEPS ON TURNING ...

EACH spring,

I walk in this OLD orchard

to pay a VISIT to Betsy and Daniel ...

She departed this world in 1865

AND

he followed her 3 years LATER ...

I don't know WHAT it is,

but there is SOMETHING familiar

that ATTRACTS me to this tombstone,

SEATED right in the middle

of HUNDREDS of apple trees,

ALL ALONE,

high on a stack of rocks ...

This simple

YET

beautiful etched slab of marble

having gone through SO MANY seasons ...

Witnessing the apple trees

BLOSSOM in spring,

RIPEN their fruits in summer

and

BENT over by their weight

and heavy PERFUME in fall ...

TWO persons lying side by side

FOREVER ...

This is what

LIFE is ALL about ...

A BIG wheel

that keeps ON turning ...

Monday, April 4, 2011

SPRING ELIXIR ...

After HOURS and HOURS

of boiling maple sap

in four LARGE pots,

I just bottled

the first ELIXIR

of the year ...

Ah !

HOMEMADE maple syrup !

The ENTIRE house

smells like a CANDY store ...

GOLDEN syrup tapped

STRAIGHT from our TREES ...

The greatest

PLEASURE

of early Spring ...

Friday, April 1, 2011

NEW APRIL'S FOOL PAINTING ! ! !

HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY !

Just finished this little

FISH ANGEL

6" x 8"

ORIGINAL canvas PAINTING

Available in my Etsy shop NOW !

WHIMSICAL

and

FUNKY

isnt't she ?

POISSON D'AVRIL !